Patrick Wensink is the author of the novel BLACK HOLE BLUES and the story collection SEX DUNGEON FOR SALE! and, obviously, BROKEN PIANO FOR PRESIDENT.
His work appears in New York Times, Salon, Oxford American and many other sources.
He lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and son.
Discover all things Wentastic: www.patrickwensink.com
Patrick is represented by Matt Bialer of the Sanford J. Greenburger Agency.
Congrats on the amazing press! If not for the Yahoo! news article, I probaby would not have heard about your book. Of course I had to buy a copy and can only hope that the Amazon Marketplace seller actually sends the book out. Now, I just gotta know…did you plan the cover to draw Jack’s attention so you can get all of this free publicity and insane interest in your book? If so, BRILLIANT!!! I will have to wait for the new version to arrive because I am going to have to frame the original…lol!
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the book.
We absolutely did NOT plan the cover based on something like this. My publisher and I had no clue. We just thought it was a fun parody and that that was legal. We are all art-brained people and don’t have much law sense. We are just grateful things got solved amicably.
As a fellow Louisvillian, I am glad things worked out. I think if companies would just realize people are people — and that things can be worked out, we will be a whole lot better of. I am planning on buying the book. Do you plan an audio version?
By the way, your link to your own website is not working. You might want to check into it.
Hi Don. I am an idiot. Thanks for pointing out the dead link!
Also, there is an abridged audio version available on iTunes and Audible.com. We are discussing whether or not a full length version is going to happen.
Hope you enjoy the book!
How many copies where printed with the cover that now has to be changed?? Like many others I too would not have heard of your book but I blindly bought a copy and can’t wait to read it. Although, I may have to get another copy for the kindle, I’m not sure I want to damage the cover of the one I bought. 🙂 Happy for you that JD was so kind to you.
The book is actually print on demand, so it will feature the JD-influenced cover until we have the new cover art. Should be another week or two.
Hope you enjoy the read.